COMMUNITY ARCHIVES
Archives Opening

OPENING OF COMMUNITY ARCHIVES OF BELLEVILLE AND HASTINGS COUNTY

APRIL 7, 2016

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FRONT ROW CENTRE

FRONT ROW CENTRE

Special guests awaiting the beginning of ceremonies to open the Archives. Blll Kennedy photo
FRONT ROW CENTRE
SNIP-SNIP!!!

SNIP-SNIP!!!

Gerry Boyce complained the tiny Archives-issue scissors weren't silver plated, but they did the job anyway. Bill Kennedy photo
SNIP-SNIP!!!
CUTTING THE RIBBON

CUTTING THE RIBBON

Councillor Garnet Thompson and Hastings County Historical Society Richard Hughes prepare to cut the ribbon. The ribbon was actually packing tape used for the move to the library building. Orland French photo
CUTTING THE RIBBON
IT'S OFFICIAL!

IT'S OFFICIAL!

The ribbon has been cut, the Archives are open! Donna Fano photo
IT'S OFFICIAL!
THE TEACHER SPEAKS

THE TEACHER SPEAKS

Former teacher Gerry Boyce still commands a crowd. Bill Kennedy photo
THE TEACHER SPEAKS
WORDS FROM OTTAWA

WORDS FROM OTTAWA

MP Neil Ellis, who helped manoeuvre the Archives project through council as mayor of Belleville, brought greetings from his new post in Ottawa. Bill Kennedy photo
WORDS FROM OTTAWA
GERRY'S ROOM

GERRY'S ROOM

The public area of the Archives has been named after Gerry Boyce. Donna Fano photo
GERRY'S ROOM
READING ROOM

READING ROOM

The public access space has been named the Gerry Boyce Reading Room. Orland French photo
READING ROOM
Gerry Boyce

GERRY BOYCE

Gerry Boyce inspecting archival items tightly bound and marked on the new Archive shelves. Orland French photo
GERRY BOYCE
GREETINGS FROM ONTARIO

GREETINGS FROM ONTARIO

John Roberts, archivist of Ontario, brought personal greetings to the launch. Donna Fano photo
GREETINGS FROM ONTARIO
DEAD PIGEON

DEAD PIGEON

Gerry Boyce entertained the crowd with stories of finding dead pigeons and other unusual critters in the old archives. Donna Fano photo
DEAD PIGEON
ONE FOR THE WALL

ONE FOR THE WALL

Mayor Taso Christopher presented retired archivist Sharon White with a certificate recognizing her role in the Archives. Donna Fano photo
ONE FOR THE WALL